This job has expired

Pre-Award Lead/Senior Research Finance Specialist

Employer
Stanford University
Location
Stanford, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
May 17, 2022

View more

Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Finance
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.
Pre-Award Lead/Senior Research Finance Specialist
The Stanford Center for Clinical Research (SCCR) is a growing academic research organization within the Stanford Department of Medicine. Our mission is to advance impactful clinical research through quality operations. You will have the opportunity to contribute to a dynamic team that discovering innovative solutions to improve health locally and globally-ranging from studies involving COVID and other infectious diseases, cardiovascular medicine, gastroenterology, and hospital medicine.

We are seeking a Pre-Award Lead/Senior Research Finance Specialist to be an integral member of our team. You will lead with proposal preparation for clinical research projects sponsored by foundations, industry, and government agencies. The ideal candidate has strong attention to detail, great communication skills, and the ability to collaborate with diverse stakeholders. You may also have the opportunity to learn and grow through additional collaborations within the Department of Medicine. You will work independently to manage the proposal preparation on grants, contracts, program projects, and federal grants, both routine and complex.

Duties include:
  • Prepare complex proposals within parameters of sponsored and non-sponsored research guidelines. Oversee and communicate submission process, both paper and electronic; resolve issues relating to proposal preparation and submittal process.
  • Develop, prepare, revise, and finalize project budgets, and provide budget justification; obtain cost sharing commitment and support. Serve as liaison and active partner between principal investigators, Office of Sponsored Research, research groups, and other departments; respond to sponsor inquiries; advise of new regulations.
  • Collaborate with Office of Sponsored Research to ensure awards are set up properly and cost-sharing requirements are fulfilled; initiate cost transfers.
  • Review and approve expenditures, advise on post award spending and commitment activity, and oversee compliance related to fund and revenue.
  • Develop and communicate reports supporting project status; create forecasting models, scenarios, and decision aides.
  • Manage contract closeout process and audit inquiries; submit final reports and certificates.
  • Interpret complex university and government policies (FAR, Cost Accounting Standards, Office of Management and Budget circulars, sponsored guidelines, etc.) for project and university personnel and help guide other staff in interpreting complex policies.
  • Identify and implement process improvements. Participate in and lead cross campus projects. Train and advise on issues requiring specific technical expertise.
  • Oversee and review work of other staff. May supervise, train and mentor other staff.
  • Serve as a resource on subject area to principal investigator staff.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
  • Bachelor's degree and five years of job related experience, or combination of education and experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
  • Expert knowledge and fluency of governmental regulations (e.g. FAR, A-21, A-110, A-133, CAS).
  • Knowledge and ability to understand, interpret, and communicate university policies and procedures.
  • Excellent oral, written, and communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical skills; demonstrated proficiency in Excel and web-based tools.
  • Strong accounting skills; knowledge of accounting principles.
  • Knowledge of procurement needs, including sole-sourcing, cost analyses, vendor requirements, and small business reporting.
  • Strong knowledge of property management requirements related to Stanford or non-Stanford title of equipment and fabrications.
  • Ability to review a proposal with understanding of the overall scope and goal of each sponsored project.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
  • Cardinal Curriculum I and II must be completed to remain in this position.
  • Certified Accountant or Auditor, MBA, project management certification, or similar credential desired.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
  • Frequently sit, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation and perform desk-based computer tasks, lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing up to ten pounds.
  • Occasionally stand, walk, grasp forcefully, use a telephone, write by hand and sort and file paperwork or parts.
  • Rarely lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing 11-20 pounds.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORK STANDARDS:
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:
  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States

 School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States

 School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States

We're always looking for people who can bring new perspectives and life experiences to our team. Found the perfect role and ready to apply? Learn more on what to expect next.
Global Impact
We believe in having a global impactClimate and Sustainability
Stanford's deep commitment to sustainability practices has earned us a Platinum rating and inspired a new school aimed at tackling climate change.
Medical Innovations
Stanford's Innovative Medicines Accelerator is currently focused entirely on helping faculty generate and test new medicines that can slow the spread of COVID-19.
Technology
From Google and PayPal to Netflix and Snapchat, Stanford has housed some of the most celebrated innovations in Silicon Valley.

Through rigorous research, model training programs and partnerships with educators worldwide, Stanford is pursuing equitable, accessible and effective learning for all.
Working Here
We believe you matter as much as the work
I love that Stanford is supportive of learning, and as an education institution, that pursuit of knowledge extends to staff members through professional development, wellness, financial planning and staff affinity groups.

School of Engineering

I get to apply my real-world experiences in a setting that welcomes diversity in thinking and offers support in applying new methods. In my short time at Stanford, I've been able to streamline processes that provide better and faster information to our students.

Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs

Besides its contributions to science, health, and medicine, Stanford is also the home of pioneers across disciplines. Joining Stanford has been a great way to contribute to our society by supporting emerging leaders.

School of Medicine

I like working in a place where ideas matter. Working at Stanford means being part of a vibrant, international culture in addition to getting to do meaningful work.

Laura Lind

Office of the President and Provost
Getting Started
We believe that you can love your job
Join Stanford in shaping a better tomorrow for your community, humanity and the planet we call home.
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert